Developing franchises and cinematographic universes is no longer the best option for all stories and after years of overexploitation, production companies are beginning to notice that the system does not promote all their titles equally. However, this does not mean that all ideas should be discarded, as there are some that do fit into this trend and have the potential to offer something very interesting, as is the case of the Monsterverse that hopes to shake expectations a little with the arrival of more titans in their series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters which has just released a new official trailer.
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The birth of the Monsterverse
Although franchises are nothing new in Hollywood, unified universes were presented as a natural evolution of this idea that could ensure success for a decade. The proof was the creation of the UCM, which within the superhero genre forever changed the landscape by offering something very specific to its fans in exchange for their long-term commitment. Of course, they themselves are already noticing the problems that come with this type of agreement, but the concept as such is not bad and can serve to create a much deeper canon than could be achieved with a trilogy.
The Monsterverse was not born immediately, since the original idea was simply to make an adaptation of Godzilla (2014) – 74% that was more realistic to update the famous character and present him in a totally new setting. Eventually, this connected with the proposal to bring together two great figures for a unique encounter, which made Godzilla vs. Kong – 85% in a fixed goal for the company. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters It is the second series, the first that is live action, that is born from this canon, and it is one that hopes to delve into the most human part of the saga while presenting more dangerous monsters.
Watch the official trailer here Monarch: Legacy of Monsters:
The film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen divided Godzilla fans by giving priority to humans, but at the same time it presented an interesting concept to give it a much more melodramatic and suspenseful touch. A few years later, the premiere of Kong: Skull Island – 76% confirmed that the public was ready to accept this version of the characters, and wanted to know much more about how the world perceives these creatures that can easily end everything. With this in mind, the Monarch organization was presented as a very important element that seeks to ensure the existence of humanity while investigating what these titans are, what they want and how they are handled.
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The Apple TV+ series, which will premiere on November 17, will serve to show what happened after the appearance of Godzilla in San Francisco and the revelation that these titans exist and are awakening little by little. According to the official synopsis, two brothers will seek the truth about their father and his connection to the Monarch organization that has worked for years in the shadows waiting for the right moment to attack. This will lead them to meet Lee Shaw, an officer who knows the secrets of the association and has his own stance on monsters.
‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ will introduce new titans
In this official trailer, fans can see the arrival of new titans, although not much can be speculated about them because their figures are not so clear yet. It is evident that this is one of the strong points of the story that hopes to surprise connoisseurs and those viewers who come to be aware of the Monsterverse. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters It will take place over several years and will feature different generations of soldiers and scientists who in one way or another have been close to the titans.
The series stars Anna Sawaiwho plays Cate Randa, daughter of Bill Randa, a Monarch scientist whom we saw in the hands of John Goodman in Kong: Skull Island and that in the series he will be played by Anders Holm for his younger version. We also have Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell, father and son who will play Lee Shaw in different years and who is presented as a very important force for the protagonist to better understand her father’s secrets and what the organization wants to achieve with their research.
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